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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 22, 2012 5:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

So we have tickets to Furthur July 7. Husband considers it a great sacrifice to spend his time this way to please wife. Husband and son entertained themselves greatly last night at dinner, making fun of Furthur/Grateful Dead etc. Along the lines of ... "Oh boy I can't wait, blooming sugar blossom magnolia, Annie's combing her yellow hair under the choo-choo ..." "Casey Jones has a touch of gray ..." "Oh, wait here's another great old twang-a-lang-a-doodle, you just have to dance! ..." "Yeah it'll be a Box of Pain ..." "Isn't Bob the one that gets lost and wanders around the stage?" "How would you tell? Wouldn't sound any different" hardy har har har har.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jun 22, 2012 3:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

I successfully have made my wife fully respect the band. She completely gets how deep they are and why and how I could love them. She of course doesn't love them as much as me so I have to make a real effort not to OD her when we're hanging out on the back deck listening to tunes.

I think your husband and sons jokes were hillarious, I'd love to join in. I do have to ask why not go with someone else though if he doesn't really like it? All I know is I'd NEVER go see Celine Dion, NEVER

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jun 23, 2012 7:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

http://archive.org/post/424392/i-have-to-bitch-where-someone-will-care

and besides everyone knows that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Jun 22, 2012 6:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

Agreed with unclejohn, do yourself a favor and bring someone who is going to have fun. Maybe it's "in good fun" teasing you but there's some passive aggressive shit going on there IMO to pick on you about something you love so much. Not nice.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 22, 2012 6:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

Oh, no, they're just having fun. Hubby who called it "Box of Pain" actually loves Box of Rain. He didn't really have a lot of fun last year, but last year, it was 100 degrees that night and really nobody had much fun. He thought some of it was all right - as he said to my son, a couple of songs were all right out of about 40 ...

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Poster: snori Date: Jun 22, 2012 8:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

Reading some of this I feel quite lucky. My partner seemed OK with Live Dead's Dark Star, but not so enthusiastic about listening to much more.

Her background was mainly folk (+ Tangerine Dream) so I was able to draw her in by playing the 1980 Radio City shows. The more traditional acoustic sets led into electric 2nd sets and songs like 'Must have been the roses' drew her furthur in.

We went together to Wembley in 1990, and although 20 minutes of 'Space' made her teeth itch the rest of the evening went really well.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jun 22, 2012 8:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

"as he said to my son, a couple of songs were all right out of about 40"

Well, I'm a fan, of course, and I've seen both The Dead and Further, and I'd say that your hubby pretty much nailed it. Let's face it folks, this isn't 1972... or even 1992.

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Poster: Reade Date: Jun 22, 2012 9:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

Excellent point. It sure as hell isn't 1972.

http://www.tmz.com/videos/0-0ghfupn4

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Jun 22, 2012 10:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

Totally unfair to poor bobby, but oh my that's a funny video. Thanks for that!

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jun 22, 2012 6:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

I'll share your pain, ringolevio.... My wife gave me the sad eyes when I bought the boxed set last year. When we went to see David Bromberg a few months back, she endured it, but I could tell it was a painful experience. She sighs when giving up the computer to me - "I'll let you do your Grateful Dead stuff." When my son enters the room, he greets me with a nasal falsetto version of "nah nah nah" to the tune of Yankee Doodle Went to Town - indicating that I'm an ancient farmer buckwheat with musical taste to match.

I guess I would suggest finding some other kindred souls to take to the show instead of your unGRATEful family.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 22, 2012 6:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

I had actually made a Deadhead friend at work!! happy happy! and we'd been planning to go, but she has a conflict.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Jun 22, 2012 6:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

take em to the show and DOSE EM!!! that should quiet em down a wee bit!!!!

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 22, 2012 7:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

sorry never mind - regretted writing what I just wrote - nothing personal.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 23, 2012 9:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

Late to the party, but that's really funny. And I can definitely relate! I get ragged here, too.

My son likes the GD (and actually wants to see Furthur ... not that we can ...) but also makes endless jokes at my expense. Often pretty funny, but when I'm in a touchy mood, not so much.

My house the other night was my son jokingly singing Deadishly while doing dishes and saying things like "Oooo, I can cut the soap suds and make a peace sign!" But in the process I found that he truly thought it was "Ramble on Roads." HA. Joke's on him.

My husband is just musically clueless. He can do a funny imitation of Jerry singing, and basically likes the band, but his highest praise is "this part sounds like Indian music." There's not much point in going to see any music with him if it's just us. He'll come for the ride, but doesn't care one way or another. He's not American, so I'll give him a pass; at least he isn't into pop schlock (whoever exports that stuff should be sued for environmental pollution).



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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 24, 2012 6:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

Good to know I am not alone.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jun 22, 2012 7:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

I brought a friend to a 1995 show in Vegas. He was not necessarily a fan. He had a few too many margaritas before the show. As you can imagine for the time period the band was not playing well. As they played Tennessee Jed he got up and singing in tune with TJ goes, "we're just gonna go through the motions. We're gonna steal your money doot doot doot doot." Being in agreement with him I thought it was funny but as you can imagine others did not. They didn't need to worry. he was in the car by the second set.

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: Jun 22, 2012 9:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

I guess I should consider myself luck, my wife does not dislike the Dead but will tolerate it even to the point of listening for 12 hours last summer while driving down to Florida of the 72 tour! She usually goes to shows with me if it were the Black Crowes (she loves Chris) and the Allman Brothers Band ( when we met I took her to her first show and she has loved them since) but with Furthur or DSO I usually go with my friends and that is good because I think she knows she will be bored after a while. Although if I really wanted her to go she would. This is a woman who was into dance music, 80's glam metal and some early grunge but once we got together I did get her into a bunch of stuff like the Dead and other type of ilk! On the. Other hand she would never ask me to go to black eyed peas or the new kids on the block which she has seen the last 2 years because she knows I would be miserable!

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jun 22, 2012 7:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

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Walk around sing "you can run, but you cant hide from it"
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I dont have much advice. I mean you could always use the
old standard sex-holdout on hubby. But thats not good for you. Lose lose. But if it works for you...
As for the kid~ How attached are you really to...er..I mean
I would perhaps serve special browies before the show.

Can you just ditch 'em when you get there and go meet
people that arent *%$&^*(*~* ?

See? no advice, all your gonna come away with is the taste of unwanted Brent reference in your mouth. But know you
can always vent here ;)

Good Luck though. I think it just might be a case of boys
will be assho..... I mean boys.

Where the the is AR when you need her!!!!!!!!!!!!!





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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 22, 2012 9:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

Put a slide fire bump stock on that AR and you're in business.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6BFarrICWs

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jun 22, 2012 6:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

you need to turn them around through subliminal messaging. I got my daughter started as young child by using Not For Kids Only as bedtime music and it is apparently starting to pay off. Aside from her love for tie-dye, she clearly has Jerry rattling around in the back of her brain. We were at Home Depot picking our plants for the garden and i asked her if she wanted to get a new hanging basket. She did of course and despite the many of varieties to choose from she picked out the basket that earned the Good Deadhead Seal of Approval. Yep, she picked out scarlet begonias.

Maybe you should get a basket of them as well. Perhaps you could trade in your car for on old Willie's jeep. Have you considered pet turtles? Does you husband drink Beer? Seek out some from the Terrapin brewery (Athens, GA - founded by deadheads!!). Maybe you could suggest a family card game. Perhaps High Low Jack? They'll be begging you to play Truckin' in no time...

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 22, 2012 7:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

We do have a jeep :) and to tell the truth begonias are not my favorite flower.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 22, 2012 11:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

Hmm, I guess I really do have to count my blessings; met wife to be in HS (yes, that long ago, early 70s), and she told me Bertha was a fan...thus, I knew she had to be GOOD. She had done a report on them for English as a FROSHperson, and I stole the idea after talking to her about how to do an assignment like that.

We went to half of 'my' DEAD shows together, but I will say she goes for the studio stuff much moreso that anything live, and defn nothing when they can't sing (she is a singer, piano player, etc.; she's the one that hates Donna, and sorry, sez she, DG, could never sing)...ie, she has no interest in anything post 72 or so...har, har, but truly.

And, the really surprising thing? She HATES CREAM; loves Winwood, and loves Bl Faith, so I guess I just tired her out over CREAM, but I have this one observation: she said, in the early 70s, when hearing JBruce sing studio versions of IFFree and WGWrong, that he was the BEST singer on the rock scene...I kid you not; never let her forget.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jun 22, 2012 6:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

be careful taking your spouse to concerts they would rather not attend...payback can be painful

Several years ago I talked my wife into going to a Willie Nelson show with me(she's NOT a fan). We had great seats 9 rows back center stage, right in the middle of the Jack Daniels & a doobie section(she doesn't partake of either). I had a great, if somewhat subdued, time and she endured. Jump forward a few years and we have a Vegas trip planned. After checking into the hotel I get informed that "we" have tickets to see Celine Dion.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 22, 2012 7:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

Oh dear :) I don't know how these musically incompatible relationships are sustained ... aside from the Dead, hubby and I are generally musically compatible, or at least, our tastes are in the same ballfield. Celine Dion, that's outta the ballpark.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jun 23, 2012 7:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

not really as bad as it sounds

I'll never be a Celine Dion fan, but I came away form that show with a lot of respect for her as a performer. She may well be the hardest working woman in show business(though she didn't come close to the number of costume changes that Cher does in a show).

However, she should NEVER attempt to sing Etta James' "At Last".

This post was modified by user unknown on 2012-06-23 14:30:09

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Poster: Daddy D Date: Jun 26, 2012 3:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I have to bitch where someone will care ...

"we have tickets to see Celine Dion"

LMAO that's hysterical.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 22, 2012 7:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: I feel your pain....sorta

Mrs. Mando and I have a very small intercept of musical likes. She cringes everytime we get in the car in anticipation of me not being able to change from the Bluegrass Junction channel on XM fast enough. She's blase to downright hostile with most of the Dead tunes - although she likes the Barton Hall "Morning Dew" enough to have it on her computer and iPod.

Our overlaps consist of Tears For Fears, Pearl Jam, Broadway, Itzhak Perlman, Yo Yo Ma, some Sarah Brightman and that's about it.

A few years ago we were at a party with a bunch of friends and inevitably FloydFest came up - cue Mrs. Mando heavy eye rolls. One of her friends asked if she went with me. We both said "No!!" Her friend went on to say that she should go to show support for me.

To which we both shouted "Hell NO!!!" When asked why not, Mrs. Mando succinctly stated that doing so would only result in two people having a miserable time.

I suppose that's why we've been best friends AND married for 28 years........

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